Date:  Nov 10, 2023
Company:  Wizz Air Hungary Légiközlekedési Korlátolt Felelős

Budapest, HU, H-1103


Wizz Air is a leading European low-cost airline with a fleet of modern and fuel-efficient aircraft. Our mission is to provide affordable and reliable air travel to everyone, everywhere, while minimizing our environmental impact. We are proud to foster a diverse and inclusive team of over 8,000 employees from more than 90 nationalities, who share our values of inclusivity, positivity, dedication, integrity, and sustainability.


As a rapidly expanding airline, we offer exciting career opportunities across a range of functions, from flight operations to engineering, customer service, finance, and more. We provide extensive training and development opportunities to help our employees grow and succeed in their roles. Joining Wizz Air means joining a team that is passionate about aviation, dedicated to excellence, and committed to making air travel accessible and sustainable for all. If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in the aviation industry, we welcome you to explore our job opportunities and become a part of our success story.


Purchasing Manager 

Based in Budapest 



What we offer: 

 Instant impact, from any level of the organization

  • Real international experience
  • Comprehensive, end-to-end processes oversight
  • Exposure to C-suite management
  • Career advancement, internal talent management and development program opportunity (WIZZ Academy)
  • Passionate, driven and diverse team
  • Growing network across Europe, the UK and the Middle East
  • Life insurance
  • Participation in the employee bonus scheme – according to the company policy
  • Unlimited number of discounted tickets on Wizz Air flights – according to the company policy
  • Observation flight and airport visits
  • AYCM sport pass contracting possibility

 Relocation package (if applicable)

 Expense budget will be available 

  • Temporary accommodation will be provided for a definite time period
  • Administration support

Purpose of the position: 

The Purchasing Managers work on full range of indirect procurement and service contract management related projects associated with the operation of airline, while reporting to the Head of Purchasing of Wizz Air Group. The primary focus of the role is strategic project management and service provider negotiations.   

The successful candidate will support and ensure that all procurement processes are carried out according to the company’s purchasing policy. Important part of the role is managing all stages of competitive provider selection processes (Tenders). These stages include internal need assessments, Request for Proposal formulations, project management, financial assessment and risk analysis, provider selection, contract negotiation and decision paper preparation for the senior management or Board of Directors. Managing the company’s contract inventory and filing systems are also part of the responsibilities, in order to ensure the updated and accurate contract handling of the Company. 


 Specific job tasks include, but are not limited to some set of the following activities: 

  • Leading interdepartmental alignment meetings and interviews for need assessment 
  • Creating tender and evaluation documentations (RfP, RfI, etc.) 
  • Conducting market research on and identifying potential providers 
  • Handling queries and questions of providers 
  • Engaging in extensive negotiations with providers 
  • Project managing multiple procurement projects in parallel at different size and complexity 
  • Compiling financial calculation and building Excel models for proposal evaluation 
  • Preparing end product and deliverable (presentation, executive summary materials, etc.) for senior management decision making 
  • Leading the service contracting process in cooperation with other departments 
  • Securing the compliance with internal approval procedures  
  • Handling executed contracts and ensuring the Company’s contract inventory being up-to-date 
  • Supporting the creation and change of internal procedures and automation tools 


  • Education: Finalized College or University degree 
  • Team player with ‘can do’ and ‘hungry for learning’ attitude 
  • 3-5 years of experience in a similar position 
  • Strategic procurement, project management or management consulting background is an advantage 
  • Fluent English knowledge (both spoken and written) 
  • Strong communication skills for negotiation, presentation, interviewing and any written information exchange 
  • Strong interpersonal skill to be able to efficiently communicate, built relationships and cooperation and this way drive the projects forward 
  • Analytical skills for proposal evaluation and Total-Cost-of-Ownership calculation and modelling 
  • Structured, critical and practical thinking in order to break down or build processes and think “outside of the box” 
  • Experience in negotiations tactics and business deal structuring is an advantage 
  • Strong project/process management skills and mind-set 
  • Attention to details at deliverables, daily routines and complex task management 
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities and under time pressure with accuracy and efficiency 
  • Flexibility in adapting to changes in the environment, expectations and priorities 
  • Good MS Office knowledge (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook) is a must 
  • Knowledge and experience with SAP Ariba is an advantage  
  • Availability for occasional international travel 



When applying, please only provide valid information regarding your educational background and certificates, as the original documents will be requested during the hiring process.


We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your skills and experience. Join the Wizz Air team and discover the world of opportunities. 



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